Opposition Leader Jamie Fox wants answers regarding this month’s blackout with Bell Aliant service in PEI and across the region.
Fox has written to the Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Energy requesting an immediate meeting.
Fox says he is seeking detailed explanations from government and industry, about how such an unparalleled system-wide outage took place. He says the outage took out the province’s integrated communications system used by Island EMS, the RCMP and firefighters, putting all Islanders at risk.
The Opposition Leader adds that the committee also needs to know what contingencies were prepared; what contingencies were put into action; and what stakeholders have learned from the incident.